I've just read this article by Gregor Kennedy et al., which suggests that the new generation of students is less interested in Web 2.0 technologies than teachers imagine them to be. It reports on a research study conducted among a large number of students in Australia, which concludes:
- There is greater diversity in frequency of use of technology than many commentators have suggested.
- The use of collaborative and self-publishing Web 2.0 technologies that have often been associated with this generation is quite low.
"The net generation are not big users of Web 2.0 technologies: Preliminary findings", ASCILITE 2007 Conference, Singapore:
Interesting - comments?